ISIS Press Release 30/04/08
Mass Protests against GM Crops in India
Kavitha Kurunganti reports from Tarnaka, India
India-wide coalition against GM Brinjal in the wake of toxic GM cotton
As India edges closer to what is probably the last year of field trials for Bt Brinjal (eggplant, aubergine) before commercial approval may be granted, large scale resistance has been building up all over the country.
Bt Brinjal, if allowed in India, would be the first food crop in the world with the Bt gene inserted into it that is to be directly consumed by human beings. Indians feel that they are about to be made guinea pigs by USAID, and by Monsanto and Cornell University that have developed this crop.
For the past six years, Indian farmers have experienced the stark realities of GM crop cultivation in the country in the form of Bt cotton. Reports continue to pour in from various districts of Andhra Pradesh including Adilabad, Warangal and Nalgonda on animal illnesses and deaths after grazing on Bt cotton fields....
This is a great, educational article about what's going on in India. Let's prayer that the Indian people are victorious in India. They may lead the way for the world.